You’ve been Thunderstruck
With the advent of moves like Volt Switch ELECTRIC and the addition of a stamina heavy Electric Sheeps, the current runs high again. Ampharos is the prime example of this brave new world, where your Vaporeon has something to fear.
Ampharos is the new ELECTRIC king, performing far better and far more consistently than Magneton or Jolteon. However, with Mareep being a 10KM Egg Hatch, it’s quite a rare sight to see a good Ampharos out there.
Mareep, Flaaffy and Ampharos Max CP and Stats
Comparing to Jolteon, Ampharos is a lot beefier, with hefty 180 STA compared to Jolteon’s 130 STA. That’s about 30% more Health when comparing Jolteon and Ampharos on the same Pokémon level.
Although Ampharos ATK stat is 10% lower than Jolteon’s, the overall better stat distribution makes Ampharos deal more damage and survive longer in Gym fights.
Ampharos Best Moves and movesets
Before we highlight it’s best moves, it’s important to know that Ampharos performs best in Gym defense. Due to it’s high STA, bulky DEF and access to rather slow assortment of Quick Moves, it’s always preferable to defend with Ampharos.
With that being said, the best defensive move set for a defending Ampharos is Volt Switch ELECTRIC / Focus Blast FIGHTING, as it counters more attackers than a moveset with double ELECTRIC typing. For offense, we’d suggest going with the highest DPS moveset with appropriate counter typing for the Pokémon in the Gym.